3 Things to Know About Buying a Home with a Pool

 3 Things to Know About Buying a Home with a Pool

Many Horseshoe Bay area homes have swimming pools but of course, many don't as well. But if you're looking specifically for a home with a pool there are pros and cons to owning one. People usually either love having a pool or they despise it but if you're one of those that loves having the freedom of going swimming whenever you want, being able to cool off or relax in a resort-style setting in your backyard, a pool is a great option.

The first thing to understand is that having a pool is an added expense but it may not be as much as your think. It will be a new item in your budget and you'll need to decide whether you want it professionally maintained or if you're going to spend the time and energy and do-it-yourself. Pool upkeep can be as inexpensive as $50 a month if you do it yourself or up to $400 a month if you have regular professional maintenance.

Pools can also be a selling feature for pool people that is. This means it may be a downside to a lot of people. But remember, if you're looking specifically for a pool, others will likely want one as well. Here are three basic things to know when buying a home with a pool.

#1. Understand what you're getting into.

You may not be able to get out what you think your pool is worth when you go to sell. But, if you're really only buying the pool for your own enjoyment, having it as a resale feature may not be as big of a deal. Remember, when you're buying a home with a pool you're always buying the pool secondhand. Most people don't think of it that way of course because it comes with the house. But you are buying a used pool, not in brand-new condition. You want to have a specific pool inspector check out the pool area to make sure that it is sound and doesn't have a mountain of problems before you even buy it. Make sure you ask about everything including how often it is clean, when it was installed if it's ever lost his integrity and how much it costs each month to maintain it.

#2. Remember to maintain safety.

If you have small children you'll definitely want to get a pool gate or a fence around the pool. Remember, if you're the only one in the neighborhood with a swimming pool your house will probably be considered the "cool house", which means you may have a lot of people, guests, friends and friends of your children over at your house swimming. This can leave you up to a lot of liability so you want to make sure that you are covered in your insurance and you've done everything you can to maintain safety and protection of your home, your family and your friends.

#3. Properly maintain pools can add resale value.

There are pretty much two types of buyers; buyer specifically looking for a home with a pool, and buyer specifically looking for a home without a pool; never the two shall meet. You might find a home buyer that doesn't realize they want to pool until they see a beautiful home with a properly maintained pool and backyard. This is why you need to be able to capture this type of buyer that's on the fence or just doesn't have an idea that they want a pool. Keep your home properly maintained, make the pool area something that you can be proud of and entertain and it will hold its resale value when you go to sell.

Pool homes can be a great luxury without spending a fortune but it's important to understand what you're getting into. Check out all the pool homes around Horseshoe Bay below or contact us for a more specific list of properties and homes for sale in Horseshoe Bay with a pool.

Horseshoe Bay Homes with a Pool

52 Properties
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$995,000
Neighborhood: Bel Air/Shrwd
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,686
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
1
Day on Site
161686
MLS
This charming waterfront Lake house has been COMPLETELY remodeled in the past 2 years, with no expense spared. The interior has been gutted & new cabinets have been installed, new ceramic tile...
$1,125,000
Neighborhood: Applehead West
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,010
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
5
Days on Site
163043
MLS
New complete construction in Applehead West. Approx 3100 sqft. with foam insulted walls. 3 bedrooms, Mudroom, walk-in pantry, Office, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 car garage. The Chef's dream kitchen...
$399,900
Neighborhood: Meadowlakes
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,976
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
5
Days on Site
163050
MLS
Welcome to 21 Augusta nestled among the mature pecan trees at Hidden Falls Golf Course in Meadowlakes, Texas! This well priced beauty offers tall ceilings, a wide foyer, crown molding, stone...
$924,500
Neighborhood: The Waters (HSB)
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,637
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
8
Days on Site
163021
MLS
Welcome to your new home away from home. Perfect for full-time living or weekends away on the highly desired Lake LBJ at the world-renowned Horseshoe Bay resort. With first floor entry for easy...
$850,000
Neighborhood: Hilltop
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,843
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
9
Days on Site
163010
MLS
This stunning ranch style home has 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom and is located up on Mormon Mill with panoramic views of the hill country. It boasts 3,843 sq ft of living space on a .81 acre lot! As soon...
$429,900
Neighborhood: Enclave At Horseshoe Bay
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,257
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
10
Days on Site
163001
MLS
Make your next home in the Texas Hill Country, in this single level townhome, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage with 2 additional parking spaces and conveniently located in this Horseshoe Bay gated...
$799,000
Neighborhood: Island Village
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,124
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
11
Days on Site
162986
MLS
Newly remodeled condo with a darling nautical theme. It is a must see, East facing, open water view with day docks. This condo is being sold furnished with the exception of a few items. It offers a...
$749,000
Neighborhood: Island Vill Th
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,124
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
11
Days on Site
162987
MLS
No words can describe this East facing lake view! 1st floor, recently updated Home. It sits right next to the pool. A one car garage. And plenty of guest parking. The home is being offered with all...
$4,900,000
Neighborhood: Matern Island
5
Beds
5F31/2
Baths
5,284
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
15
Days on Site
162947
MLS
New build on Matern Island coming soon from Mike Hollaway Custom Homes! Exceptional Lake LBJ waterfront home resting on a protected channel in the exclusive gated community of Matern Island, just...
$875,000
Neighborhood: The Waters (HSB)
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,344
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
16
Days on Site
162931
MLS
North facing penthouse unit in the heart of Horseshoe Bay Resort. Walk to all the amenities! This 3 bedroom 2 bath unit comes fully furnished with large patio. Amenities include: Waters lagoon style...
$529,000
Neighborhood: Villas Del Lago
2
Beds
1
Baths
857
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
17
Days on Site
162922
MLS
Updated ground level one story condo in the beautiful Villas Del Lago complex. Kitchen upgrades include granite countertops, decorative lighting, stainless steel appliances, small wine fridge, and...
$439,900
Neighborhood: Tropical Hdwy
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,230
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
18
Days on Site
162913
MLS
This fantastic, FULLY FURNISHED and UPDATED 2nd floor condo overlooks the Tropical Hideaway Lake LBJ beach area and community pool and is ready and waiting for you! A RING doorbell is installed at...
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